Illustration by Gustave Doré in Les Contes de Perrault (1862)
In today's giant of an episode, we delve into the classic tale of Bluebeard's Bride. We cover three different versions of the story, including La Barbe Bleue from France, Knight Goldbeard from Switzerland, and Zerendac and Abu Freywar from Palestine. We also discuss how Bluebeard has influenced the modern-day horror genre, how its message is still very applicable to this day, and Lizzie also blows Zoe's mind by revealing specific works that were inspired by the tale.
Bluebeard Tales From Around the World by Heidi Anne Heiner
From the Beast to the Blonde by Marina Warner
The Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar
Why Fairy Tales Stick by Jack Zipes
Folk-Lore of the Holy Land: Moslem, Christian, and Jewish by J.E. Hanauer (1907)